Idiomatically speaking, the phrase ‘when it rains, it pours’ usually meant when something good or bad occurring multiple times within a short span of time. But in the Philippines at this moment, it is literally when it rains, it really pours.
It’s been almost a week now we are experiencing non-stop rain. Low-lying areas are already flooded and some experiences landslides and flash floods. Actually, we are not new with these kind of disasters because the month of July up to December is the wet season. It’s just normal for typhoons to visit our country during these months.
Though we are already used to this kind of weather, still our country seems like always unprepared for the expected outcomes, like severe flooding. Maybe one of the reason is that Filipino do not adapt the lifestyle of ants. They do not pay attention to prepare during dry season for the upcoming rainy days, in many aspects.
That is why when heavy rain pours, people are always in panic due to lack of preparations. They’ve been busy and relaxing during summer and nobody gives an effort to repair and clean the clogged drainages. They continue damping trashes into the bodies of water, they cut trees without replanting, and still throwing their garbage into canals. And when typhoons starting to come one by one, there’s nothing they could do to stop the rage of this natural disaster.
It’s only July and rains are just starting. It is already expected that in the next few months, more typhoons are coming their way. It means that more rains, more floods, and more worse things might happen. But of course, we also hope and pray that what happened last year with typhoon Ulysses won’t happen again this year. Filipinos should learned the lessons from the past disasters and still always expect the worst during this season.
It is indeed, when it rains, it pours.